honestly i don't care. the gui on linux is so messed up, it would be like painting a broken car. wayland is trying to solve a problem that doesn't need solving. it is trying to make desktop linux to function properly. this is pointless because the average consumer needs office, itunes, photoshop, blueray, netflix. they are gonna start using linux because stallman lectures them about their freedom. on the server side, you don't even need graphical acceleration. you might as well be running a vesa driver. power users shy from linux too- lacks on apps, sucky multi-monitor support, regressions all over the place, bad power management on laptops.
Hear Hear! Wayland is here!Yes it does : when every single desktop has to run a piece of software that isn't used for anything (read X), I'd consider this a problem. Sure it works now, but at what cost (have you ever counted the context switches needed just to move a window?).wayland is trying to solve a problem that doesn't need solving.
Wayland is about modernizing the linux desktop. X was awesome in its time, still is seeing what we do to it today, even though it only acts as a proxy, only transferring messages between users.
AFAIK that isn't wayland's problem...and the Nvidia propietary drivers? (for example). is compatible with wayland?
(At least for office, Wine can take care of that.)
The average consumer totally needs photoshop and other pro tools, I mean they buy them by the thousands!
Hooray and props to kristian and all the other devs.
Said this, i hope that Wayland will be ready as soon as possible.
Pfft. That's just way too long...Kristian Høgsberg after developing the project the past four years officially announced version 1.0 for Wayland.
Oh well. Just goes to show how bad plumbing is in comparison with plan9.
by i don't care I mean I am not holding my breath.